Friday, April 6, 2012

Birthday Blues


Tomorrow is a kinda a big day.
I haven't talked about it much this week. Which is completely abnormal for me. Ryan even said, 'you haven't pestered/mentioned/shouted/repeatedly reminded/badgered/even made one peep about your favorite day of the year once this week/month/last 60 days.'

I know. I know.

Tomorrow is my 31st birthday.


The Big 3-ONE!


I am just having the toughest time handling this.
Like it feels so weird.

And I know, some of y'all are like, 'Girl, you a baby!! Calm the heck down.'

But I'm not. And I don't wanna.

I'm 31.


Last year, when I turned 30, it was no biggie. Easy peezy. Lickity split (I don't know what that was). I had a big par-tay, had a bunch of friends and fam come over. Got completely wasted. 'Cause it's my birthday. Normal.

This year.............not so much.

My friend put it best, she said, 'last year you just turned 30, this year you are IN your 30s.'
Righty-o you are there. Righty-o.

And you know what's even more confusing to me?
I still feel like I'm in my 20s. Well, maybe mid-20s.

Getting old sucks balls.

The only thing that lifted my gloomy birthday mood this morning was this early present:
Nothing like highly processed little mounds of solid sugar to get the morning going in the right direction.
Thanks to my lovely co-workers and friends for making my day on that one!
And I already mowed one down.
Contemplating a second.
No judging.
It's my birthday. (Which is my favorite saying on the planet, because no one can argue that beautiful point.)

Anyways. I just wanted to write out my weirdass, conflicting, highly emotional, feelings about my birthday.
So there.

Oh, and I have a super cute outfit on today:
Because it's my birthday.

Notice the nails match the shirt!! 'Cause that's how I roll.



  1. You are one gorgeous birthday girl with matching nails and all :)

    And you're only as old as you feel! Happy birthday!!

  2. Happy birthday!!!! I immediately noticed the nails and shirt :o) Enjoy your day!!!!

  3. Happy birthday lady! I hope you drink some delish beers :)

  4. eh its all just numbers! Who cares what birthday it is, its a celebration of another year of you, you and you! :0) Top that with the fact that youre looking great and there is no glumness that should be felt ;) Happy bday!!

  5. OH MY GOD - I've had your bday on my calendar FOREVER and I forgot to mail your card out in time!!!!!!! I'm so pissed at myself!!!!!!! UGH

  6. I totally get it....30 no biggie, but at 31 you are IN the thirties on your way to 40. (I remember it all too I am 41..yikes!)

    Unfortunately, you are gonna get older each year!!! The good news is you are young, fit, and think of the thirties as the new twenties...look better and feel better than you did at 21

    have a good b-day.

  7. Happy Birthday! I had a hard time with 31, too!!!! It was the in my 30s thing for me weird! But I must say, now that I'm in my 40s....ENJOY it!!!! as I look back on my 30s they were some of my favorite years...I was confident, starting my family, had a great career was all good. (and it just keeps getting better) Have Fun!

  8. Happy birthday to us tomorrow!

  9. I love birthday's! The only thing better than someone else's birthday is MY birthday! :)

  10. Happy-B-day tomorrow!!! (and I love the nails and the matching shirt!)

    I still feel like I'm in my 20's too. I often wonder why I'm hanging around all these "old" people! :)

    Enjoy it!

  11. The cupcakes look Devine.
    Your nails are beautiful and I wish I were badass enough to rock turquoise nails.

    I am nearly 40. I also feel like I'm in my 20's most days. Age is just a number. Not that I am making light of your feelings about turning 31, I absolutely am not. I realize that sometimes that realization effects us all differently.

    Honest to goodness though, tomorrow you'll still be the same badass chicka you are today.

    Heart u

  12. If 40 is the new 30, then 30 is the new 20. RIGHT???!! Yeah, because that makes me 25. I'm going with it!!

  13. It's true that you're only as old as you feel. the older you get the more you realize it's just numbers. I promise!!

  14. You look so pretty. =) I struggled with 25. I might still say I am 30. Meh-you'll feel better soon, I promise!

  15. you look 20! I'm 29 so I hear you ;) and I LOVE you in that last pic, cute-ie!


  16. I freaked when I turned 30. I wore all black that day. Black bra, drawers, socks..etc. Everything. I said that I was in mourning for my dying eggs. LOL.

    Hope your bday was FAHBULOUS!!

  17. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Laura, Happy Birthday to you!!!

    Age is just a number sweetheart...your only as old as you feel so it's really not a big deal in the scheme of things!

    Hope you had a truely wonderful day!!

  18. I'm right there with you! I'm turning 32 this year and for some reason that just seems old!

    Hope you had a great birthday!

  19. happy birthday sure look purdy.....and I love the braceletts!

  20. A belated happy birthday! Your blog always cheers me up.


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